High-flying Sydney shot down by Jets

It was always going to be a difficult dream to achieve but Sydney FC’s ambition of going through the National Youth League season unbeaten has been shattered this evening, with Steve O’Connor’s side suffering a 3-2 defeat at the hands of the Newcastle Jets at Adamstown Oval.

It was always going to be a difficult dream to achieve but Sydney FC-s ambition of going through the National Youth League season unbeaten has been shattered this evening, with Steve O-Connor-s side suffering a 3-2 defeat at the hands of the Newcastle Jets at Adamstown Oval.

After going down a goal early the depleted Sky Blues were always chasing the game and never managed to get their noses in front, despite a double to prolific young striker, Sean Rooney.

The result keeps things interesting in the Youth League competition, but Sydney still enjoys a healthy 7-point lead at the top of the table and will be determined to move another step closer to the minor Premiership when it continues its campaign next Saturday against the 6th placed Central Coast Mariners.

To read a full match report Click Here to visit the National Youth League page of the Hyundai A-League website.

Match Detail

Newcastle Jets 3 (Taylor Regan 5-, Brodie Mooy 47-, Adrian Karakolevski 82-) Sydney FC 2 (Sean Rooney 39-/88-)

Newcastle Jets: Jon GRIFFITHS, Matthew HARPER, Ben MARTIN (Joel WITHERDIN 60-(Brodie MOOY 89-), Simon MOONEY, Brodie MOOY (Adrian KARAKOLEVSKI 54-), Jesse PINTO, Taylor REGAN, Jarrad ROSS, George STROGYLOS (Jacob PEPPER 54-), James VIRGILLI, Joel WITHERDIN, Justin PASFIELD (gk) (OA) (Jordan GRIFFITHS 60-).

Substitutes not used: nil.

Yellow Cards: Joel Witherdin 72-, Brodie MOOY 90+4-. Red Cards: nil. Goals: Taylor Regan 5-, Brodie Mooy 47-, Adrian Karakolevski 82-.

Sydney FC: Kearyn BACCUS (Anthony MUSUMECI 58-), Zach CAIRNCROSS, Kofi DANNING (Luke AUSTIN 54-), Rhyan GRANT, Ibrahim HAYDAR, Vedran JANJETOVIC (gk), Robbie MILESKI (Ivan PAVLAK 54-), Sam MUNRO, Sean ROONEY, Chris TRIANTIS, Nik TSATTALIOS.

Substitutes not used: nil.

Yellow Cards: Luke Austin 85-. Red Cards: nil. Goals: Sean Rooney 39-/88-.

Referee: James Lewis.